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Was an evil to which Palestine was naturally subject, as no rain fell from May to September. During these months of summer, the ground became parched and cleft, the streams and springs became dry, and vegetation was kept from extinction by the dews at night and by artificial irrigation. If rain did not come in its season and abundantly, the distress was general and dreadful. A drought therefore is threatened as one of God's sorest judgments, Job 24:19 Jeremiah 50:38 Joel 1:10-20 Haggai 1:11; and there are many allusions to its horrors in Scripture, De 28:23 Psalm 32:4 102:4.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" (Genesis 31:40; Psalm 32:4), and the land suffers (Deuteronomy 28:23 Psalm 102:4), vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Haggai 1:11). (see DEW.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Prolonged lack of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.

2. (n.) Thirst; want of drink.

3. (n.) Scarcity; lack.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

drout. See FAMINE.

850b. auchmeros -- dry, squalid
... dry, squalid. Transliteration: auchmeros Short Definition: dark. Word Origin from
auchmos (drought) Definition dry, squalid NASB Word Usage dark (1). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8514. talubah -- drought
... 8513, 8514. talubah or talubah. 8515 . drought. Transliteration: talubah or
talubah Phonetic Spelling: (tal-oo-baw') Short Definition: drought. ...
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6723. tsiyyah -- dryness, drought
... dryness, drought. Transliteration: tsiyyah Phonetic Spelling: (tsee-yaw') Short
Definition: dry. ... barren, drought, dry land, place, solitary place, wilderness. ...
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2721. choreb -- dryness, drought, heat
... dryness, drought, heat. Transliteration: choreb Phonetic Spelling: (kho'-reb) Short
Definition: desolation. desolation, drought, dry, heat, utterly, waste ...
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2725. cherabon -- drought
... cherabon. 2726 . drought. Transliteration: cherabon Phonetic Spelling:
(khar-aw-bone') Short Definition: heat. ... drought. From charab; parching heat -- drought. ...
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2721a. choreb -- dryness, drought, heat
... 2721, 2721a. choreb. 2721b . dryness, drought, heat. Transliteration: choreb
Short Definition: heat. Word Origin from chareb Definition ...
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1226. batstsoreth -- a dearth
... 1225, 1226. batstsoreth. 1227 . a dearth. Transliteration: batstsoreth Phonetic
Spelling: (bats-tso'-reth) Short Definition: drought. ... dearth, drought. ...
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1224b. batstsarah -- dearth, destitution
... dearth, destitution. Transliteration: batstsarah Short Definition: drought. Word
Origin from batsar Definition dearth, destitution NASB Word Usage drought (1). ...
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6774. tsimmaon -- thirsty ground
... drought, dry ground, thirsty land. From tsame'; a thirsty place, ie Desert -- drought,
dry ground, thirsty land. see HEBREW tsame'. 6773, 6774. ...
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6710. tsachtsachah -- a scorched region
... drought. From tsachach; a dry place, ie Desert -- drought. see HEBREW tsachach.
6709, 6710. tsachtsachah. 6711 . Strong's Numbers.
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6724. tsayon -- dryness, parched ground
... 6723, 6724. tsayon. 6725 . dryness, parched ground. Transliteration: tsayon
Phonetic Spelling: (tsee-yone') Short Definition: drought. ...
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Letter iii. True Religion a Work of Grace in the Heart; but it ...
... out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall
be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall ...
/.../letter iii true religion a.htm

Triumphant Prayer
... A terrible drought has fallen upon the land, and the prophet's picture of it is,
if one might say so, like some of Dante's in its realism, in its tenderness ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/triumphant prayer.htm

A Prophet's Strange Providers
... In any case, the absence of explanation of reasons for the drought, or of credentials
of Elijah, or of offers of mercy on condition of repentance, give a ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/a prophets strange providers.htm

How Ahab when He had Taken Jezebel to Wife Became More Wicked than ...
... named cake; of which she had part for herself, and gave the rest to her son, and
to the prophet also; nor did any thing of this fall until the drought ceased. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how ahab when.htm

Elijah the Tishbite
... On his way to Samaria, Elijah had passed by ever-flowing streams, hills covered
with verdure, and stately forests that seemed beyond the reach of drought. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 9 elijah the tishbite.htm

Smitten in Vain
... To Amos, famine, drought, blasting, locusts, pestilence, and probably earthquake,
were five messengers of God, and Amos was taught by God. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/smitten in vain.htm

Spiritual Dryness.
... He says, "And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like ...
//christianbookshelf.org/orr/how to live a holy life/spiritual dryness.htm

... I. Rhapsody of the Drought./ This is a simple and clear example of rhapsodic
writing. It opens with scenic description of the drought ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/rhapsody 2.htm

The Heath in the Desert and the Tree by the River
... out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall
be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the heath in the desert.htm

"And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. "
... which came to Isaiah, the son of Amos, concerning Judah and concerning Jerusalem,"
and "The Word which came to Jeremiah [4661] concerning the drought." We must ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/1 and the word was.htm

Drought (20 Occurrences)
... It is then the "drought of summer" (Genesis 31:40; Psalm 32:4), and the land suffers
(Deuteronomy 28:23 Psalm 102:4), vegetation being preserved only by the ...
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Elijah (104 Occurrences)
... Eleiou, New Testament Eleias or Elias, the King James Version of New Testament Elias):
Contents I. THE WORKS OF ELIJAH 1. The Judgment of Drought 2. The Ordeal ...
/e/elijah.htm - 71k

Droughts (3 Occurrences)
... Droughts (3 Occurrences). Psalms 32:4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon
me: My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah (See JPS YLT). ...
/d/droughts.htm - 7k

Frost (9 Occurrences)
... in the temperature of the day and the night, especially on the inland plains, so
that literally, as Jacob said to Laban, "In the day the drought consumed me ...
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Cherith (2 Occurrences)
... a gorge, a torrent-bed or winter-stream, a "brook," in whose banks the prophet Elijah
hid himself during the early part of the three years' drought (1 Kings 17 ...
/c/cherith.htm - 8k

... Among these xerophile or drought-resisting plants, some of the most characteristic
features are a thick, leathery rind admitting of little transpiration, eg ...
/b/botany.htm - 38k

Joel (22 Occurrences)
... The land has suffered from a succession of disasters, the greatest that
could befall an agricultural country, drought and locusts. ...
/j/joel.htm - 49k

Snow (25 Occurrences)
... summer. (3) The snow of the mountains is the source of the water of the
springs which last throughout the drought of summer. In ...
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Dross (7 Occurrences)

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Ahab (85 Occurrences)
... advantage of any momentary weakness, the kingdom, during the reign of Ahab, was
compelled to undergo the blighting effects of misfortune, drought and famine. ...
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Bible Concordance
Drought (20 Occurrences)

Genesis 31:40 This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.

Deuteronomy 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

Deuteronomy 28:22 Jehovah will smite thee with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with burning ague, and with drought, and with blight, and with mildew, and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

Judges 6:37 lo, I am placing the fleece of wool in the threshing-floor: if dew is on the fleece alone, and on all the earth drought -- then I have known that Thou dost save Israel by my hand, as Thou hast spoken;'

Judges 6:39 And Gideon saith unto God, 'Let not Thine anger burn against me, and I speak only this time; let me try, I pray Thee, only this time with the fleece -- let there be, I pray Thee, drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth let there be dew.'

Judges 6:40 And God doth so on that night, and there is drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth there hath been dew.

Job 12:15 Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
(See NIV)

Job 24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters, so does Sheol those who have sinned.

Psalms 32:4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

Psalms 38:7 For my flanks have been full of drought, And soundness is not in my flesh.

Isaiah 4:6 And a covering may be, For a shadow by day from drought, And for a refuge, and for a hiding place, From inundation and from rain!

Jeremiah 2:6 Neither said they, Where is Yahweh who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that none passed through, and where no man lived?

Jeremiah 14:1 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought.

Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Jeremiah 48:18 Come down from thy glory and sit in the drought, O inhabitress, daughter of Dibon; the spoiler of Moab is come up against thee, thy strongholds hath he destroyed.

Jeremiah 50:38 A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.

Jeremiah 51:43 Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby.
(See RSV)

Hosea 13:5 I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

Zephaniah 2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, a place of drought like the wilderness.

Haggai 1:11 I called for a drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on that which the ground brings forth, on men, on livestock, and on all the labor of the hands."



Drought: Figurative

Drought: General Scriptures Concerning

Drought: Sent by God As a Judgment

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Droughts (3 Occurrences)

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Cherith (2 Occurrences)


Joel (22 Occurrences)

Snow (25 Occurrences)

Dross (7 Occurrences)

Ahab (85 Occurrences)

Palestine (1 Occurrence)

Yielding (19 Occurrences)

Ziha (3 Occurrences)

Negeb (37 Occurrences)

Nether-world (41 Occurrences)

Negev (39 Occurrences)

Luxuriant (7 Occurrences)

Groan (32 Occurrences)

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Wilt (324 Occurrences)

Worries (6 Occurrences)

Inundation (6 Occurrences)

Inches (1 Occurrence)

Inhabitress (12 Occurrences)

Foliage (14 Occurrences)

Flanks (7 Occurrences)

Frightful (2 Occurrences)

Fearsome (2 Occurrences)

Tempest (30 Occurrences)


Roots (31 Occurrences)

Raven (7 Occurrences)

Extends (15 Occurrences)

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Deserts (18 Occurrences)

Daytime (18 Occurrences)

Dust (182 Occurrences)

Melted (33 Occurrences)

Moisture (8 Occurrences)

Plow (11 Occurrences)

Baal (94 Occurrences)

Consumed (213 Occurrences)

Careful (130 Occurrences)

Care (466 Occurrences)

Carefulness (6 Occurrences)

Abstinence (2 Occurrences)

Ague (1 Occurrence)

Summer (28 Occurrences)

Situation (11 Occurrences)

Snatches (5 Occurrences)

Snatch (14 Occurrences)

Snail (2 Occurrences)

Pits (13 Occurrences)

South (170 Occurrences)

Jackal (3 Occurrences)

Wild (147 Occurrences)

Fled (181 Occurrences)

Spreads (31 Occurrences)

Hinder (47 Occurrences)

Cared (25 Occurrences)

Beast (243 Occurrences)

Placing (44 Occurrences)

Spreadeth (37 Occurrences)

Fails (35 Occurrences)

Brook (75 Occurrences)

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Leaf (20 Occurrences)

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Anxious (40 Occurrences)

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Heat (104 Occurrences)

Dwells (64 Occurrences)

Greece (15 Occurrences)

Mad (22 Occurrences)

Sheol (64 Occurrences)

Passes (74 Occurrences)

Try (84 Occurrences)

Dried (66 Occurrences)

Horror (51 Occurrences)

Sleep (136 Occurrences)

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